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Contest-Winning Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

A touch of cinnamon helps blend the flavors in this tender pumpkin chocolate chip bread. And since the recipe makes two loaves, you can send one to a bake sale and keep one at home for your family to enjoy. —Lora Stanley, Bennington, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (16 slices each)


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1-1/2 cups canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Pour into 2 greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 234 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


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    Sep 22, 2020

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  • D.G.
    Dec 1, 2019

    The bread has a nice texture but it does not taste like pumpkin at all. Also not a fan of soaking recipes with oil. Could have done with less of the oil and it should include spices like nutmeg, ginger, etc. or pumpkin pie seasoning. I really wish I went with my gut and added more spices before I put it in the oven. It could be saved with a spiced cream cheese frosting. It would a great recipe with more flavor added should have read the reviews first, thanks all for your comments.

  • W.
    Aug 22, 2019

    Meh. The flavor was very lacking. Moisture was good. Flavor has so much potential. Chocolate chips add but don't give it enough flavor or cover up how bland this recipe is. Don't make this and give it to your friends unless they appreciate bland food.

  • Tlvdatsi
    Dec 16, 2018

    Subbed applesauce for some of the oil and replaced half the chocolate chips with butterscotch chips and the loaves did not last 24 hours cuz the fam at every last crumb and begged to know what was in the recipe! Thanks!

  • NJ_mommy_1
    Nov 10, 2018

    This was really good. My kids enjoyed it too. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing.

  • mjlouk
    Oct 6, 2018

    My kids devoured both loaves. I subbed in some applesauce for some of the oil and it was still great. I used dark chocolate chips. Really good - the whole family loved this recipe.

  • Sandi
    Mar 18, 2018

    This bread was given to us by our neighbor for Christmas. Both my husband and I really liked it so I got the recipe and made it myself. I didn't change a thing.The recipe can also be found in the Taste of Home Contest Winning Annual Recipes 2006. Make it for the holidays and whenever you want a nice pumpkin dessert.

  • Reagan
    Nov 23, 2017

    This bread is so delicious expecially with a nice vanila glaze topping it. I recommend making muffins out of the batter and adding the vanilla glaze as a topping, I totally recommend this recipe

  • Debglass11
    Nov 14, 2017

    We loved this bread! The chocolate chips were a nice twist on the traditional pumpkin bread. Made the recipe exactly as written. I love that it makes two loaves......we ate one, and I stashed one in the freezer for Christmas morning. Goes great with cream cheese, but is delicious on its own! Will definitely add this to my pumpkin bread collection!Volunteer Field Editor

  • Robby1
    Dec 26, 2016

    This is so good, the best pumpkin bread we've had. I didn't change a thing and wonder why people have to let everyone know how they totally altered a recipe. I ask, why don't you just submit your own recipe and let it go at that?